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    The Luck of the Irish

    by  • December 8, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    From My Life in the Irish Brigade: The Civil War Memoirs of Private William McCarter : The charge was stalled by a wooden rail fence about 60 yards from the Southern line.  The intense fire from Cobb’s Georgians splintered the fence, spattered mud in all directions, and decimated those men moving up behind it. ...

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    by  • October 9, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    It has been a very pleasant weekend. For one thing, it’s the second weekend in recent memory I haven’t been scrambling to finish off one of our lingering home improvement projects or traveling — yay! Plus, I got to spend some time with my sister, the sun came out for an encore, and none...

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    The Lost Paintings

    by  • August 3, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    When a painting goes to heaven, it is carefully cleaned, scrubbed, fluffed, lacquered, and ceremonially ensconced in a Temple of Art.  Like so: Ever wondered what happens to a painting that was misconceived and sinfully unpleasant to look at? A painting that, like a scruffy and unsociable tomcat, could not find a home? I...

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    Spring Fever!

    by  • May 2, 2010 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    I prefer to imagine that a huge audience of Kevin devotees check this blog for new content daily — I refuse to check my logs just to avoid disturbing this cozy little illusion.  I have no evidence that anyone other than Poem Pitzer has actually read anything I’ve written here for the last year...

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    Life with Wild Animals

    by  • March 9, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Kitty just emailed me this: Good news: Moppet’s butt isn’t at bad now as it was earlier this AM. Bad news: she must have wiped it off on something she sat on. Good news: I discovered the source of the bad smell in the kitchen and took out the garbage, toter for compost, and...

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